Hypnobirthing FAQ

Who is a hypnobirthing course for? My hypnobirthing workshops are aimed at anyone who wants to give their baby a gentle and loving start in life. If you want a positive experience of birth that you can look back and treasure – for the rest of your life, then my workshops are for you. SuitableContinue reading “Hypnobirthing FAQ”

What is a gentle Caesarean Birth?

What is a gentle Caesarean Birth or Caesarean Section and why should expectant parents know about it? Gentle Caesareans mimic some of the natural processes of giving birth: A drug to encourage uterine contractions is given to the mother, so that your baby gets ‘pushed’ out by your uterus rather than pulled by the obstetrician.Continue reading “What is a gentle Caesarean Birth?”

Positive Birth Affirmations

Free positive birth affirmations to support you in your hypnobirthing journey. Positive birth affirmations are also know as positive self-talk or statements for a positive birth. Positive birth affirmations help to programme your subconscious to tune into your natural ability to give birth, your strength and resilience. Letting go of fears and to build yourContinue reading “Positive Birth Affirmations”

Bonding with your baby in pregnancy

Bonding with your baby can begin in pregnancy, while your baby is still growing in the womb. It is a perfect time to start the bonding process during pregnancy. Attachment is very important for your babies development when they are born. What can babies experience in the womb? Sound From around 18 weeks of pregnancyContinue reading “Bonding with your baby in pregnancy”

Aromatherapy for Childbirth

Studies have found higher comfort and satisfaction when people use aromatherapy for childbirth during their birth experience. Whether you are planning to give birth at home, at your a hospital or midwife-led unit, Aromatherapy for Childbirth has become very popular recently. Many NHS trusts offer aromatherapy to mothers and birthing people during labour and theirContinue reading “Aromatherapy for Childbirth”

What to pack in my hospital bag for childbirth?

Top tips on how when and what to pack in your hospital bag for childbirth. You can pack your birth bag whenever you like but ideally would like to have it ready at least 3 weeks before your due date. If you have a birth partner, get them involved in packing the hospital bag. ThatContinue reading “What to pack in my hospital bag for childbirth?”

How does hypnobirthing work?

How does Hypnobirthing work and what is the difference between hypnobirthing and mindful hypnobirthing? Hypnobirthing is a method to help women and birthing people to keep calm during pregnancy and childbirth. There is not much research around hypnobirthing available. However, from my experience of giving birth to my four children and supporting families since 2010,Continue reading “How does hypnobirthing work?”

A-Z of self-help during childbirth

How to be more comfortable during the birth of your baby or babies? Here are 26 things to try… Your A-Z of self-help during childbirth. Have a look through the images, try out some of the things below at home and see how they make you feel. Pick and chose, write your own. Your body,Continue reading “A-Z of self-help during childbirth”

Birth Bag Tips (COVID-19 top-ups)

What to pack into your birth bag aka hospital bag during this pandemic? Are there any essentials that you’ve missed? Find out… Ideally, pack three bags. One for mum/birthing person, one for the (birth) partner and one for baby/babies. COVID-19 TopUPs are highlighted in bold Bag for mum/birthing person Your birth plan and maternity notes Comfy,Continue reading “Birth Bag Tips (COVID-19 top-ups)”